Tampa Ophthalmologist, Craig Berger, MD is now offering the Light Adjustable Lens (intraocular lens implant) and has just become one of a handful of surgeons in Florida to offer this new, innovative lens.

The LAL is the world’s first intraocular lens implant (IOL) that allows cataract surgeons to tailor the lens power to suit the patient’s lifestyle — after surgery.

Tampa Bay, Florida cataract surgeon offer light adjustable lens implantIn their mission to eliminate many of the uncertain outcomes of IOL implants, RxSight®, an ophthalmic medical technology company, has engineered an adjustable lens implant that allows the cataract surgeon to fine-tune its power after surgery.

In June, 2022, one of Dr. Berger‘s fortunate cataract surgery patients was the recipient of the first LAL lens implants performed at Bay Area Eye Institute in Tampa.

Using a special lens material designed by a Nobel Prize winning scientist, the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) enables Dr. Berger to preview and fine tune the patient’s vision until it meets their personal preferences and lifestyle requirements.

This post-operative optimization is done by Dr. Berger through a series of office-based light treatment procedures that take only a few minutes each. The lenses are adjusted to fit vision requirements of each eye, much like tailoring a custom suit.

Light adjustable intraocular lens implant in Tampa Bay, Florida

In a study of 600 subjects, those who received the Light Adjustable Lens followed by adjustments were twice as likely to achieve 20/20 distance vision at 6 months without glasses as those who received a standard monofocal IOL.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”  – Winston Churchill

Adjustable lens cataract surgery in FloridaDr. Berger’s patient will have a follow-up appointment where Dr. Berger shines a light into her eye and asks her to focus on a dot inside the light while he performs a quick, painless, non-invasive treatment that will precisely reshape her implanted lens to the refractive power that is needed to target her custom prescription. It works by changing the shape and power of the IOL’s special photosensitive material in response to the ultraviolet (UV) light being output by Dr. Berger’s device. The procedure takes 90 seconds.

Make an appointment today to discuss the Light Adjustable Lens™ from RxSight®. Dr. Berger is one of a select few in Florida using this new technology. He was the first surgeon to perform Bladeless Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) with the Lensar femtosecond laser in Tampa. He is currently accepting new patients at his Tampa practice, Bay Area Eye Institute, for consults and second opinions with available appointments within 2-3 days.

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